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Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] Workshop 7

From: Linda W. <blewd_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 13:21:00 -0400
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Workshop 7

I began the lesson in which students examine poetry. We only started with 5 poems, but I thought it was interesting that each of my students picked a totally different poem as one they connected with. A young man identified with the caged bird, because it was locked up, and he had been locked up and wanted his freedom. We will continue next week with the favorite words and phrases and will try to make a collage. That should be interesting.

From: emmirg_at_aol.com
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:05 AM
To: teacher-talkhswriters_at_learner.org
Subject: [Teacher-talkhswriters] Workshop 7

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Workshop 7
 
I really like the idea of using imitation as a method of teaching writing. It seems the big buzz right now in adult education is using explicit instruction to teach. One part of explicit instruction is modeling. What a great way to model, using expert writers to demonstrate different ways and different aspects of writing. I know I certainly understand how to do something a little better when someone shows me an example of what they are talking about. Using Imitation writing doesn’t allude to exact duplication; it can simply act as example and format that may be unfamiliar to developing writers.
 
I am planning a lesson on using sensory writing in the classroom in this new session. I want to incorporate using imitation in the lesson. Most are intermediate level readers and writers so I want to use examples at that level. I think it is important to use works at their current levels as to keep understanding of vocabulary in focus. I want them focusing on the use of senses in writing not struggling with word meaning. I have chosen one excerpt from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” and am looking through other books I have in the classroom that will meet my needs.
 
I’m looking forward to how the students will respond to using the structure of accomplished writers to help in their own writing.

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